Thirty-one (31) campaign and political party ephemera items, primarily William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt, including one (1) Alton B. Parker and Henry G. Davis "UNCLE SAM'S 'WHITE' ELEPHANT." 1st-18th items: Eighteen (18) campaign and political party pinback buttons, primarily McKinley and Roosevelt, with some William Howard Taft, Parker, Grand Old Party, "Bull Moose" party, and others, including one (1) Parker and Davis "UNCLE SAM'S 'WHITE' ELEPHANT" campaign button, 1904, depicting a white elephant with black and white lettering above and below against a red background, surrounded by a blue border with white lettering, and one (1) Roosevelt "DON'T BE A MAVERICK" campaign button, 1904, depicting a steer with the Roosevelt brand against a field, surrounded by black lettering against an off white background. Fifteen (15) retain back papers, including "WHITE ELEPHANT and "MAVERICK." Ranging in size from 13/16" to 1 5/8" L. 19th item: Roosevelt related embossed lithographed die cut tin tab rendered in the shape of a bear with black lettering reading "TEDDY BEAR/BREAD" across its chest and abdomen, wearing a red jacket, yellow and red plaid pants, shoes, and pince-nez, a style of glasses. 2 1/8" L. 20th-24th items: Four (4) campaign and political party ribbon badges, including McKinley, Roosevelt, Garret Augustus Hobart, William Jennings Bryan and Adlai Stevenson. Ranging in size from 4 1/2" to 10 1/4" L. 25th-31st items: Seven (7) assorted Roosevelt, McKinley, and patriotic related ephemera, including two (2) pinback badges, two (2) pins, two (2) buttonhole pins, and one (1) token with drill hole. Ranging in size from 1/2" to 2 3/8" L. Provenance: Private Southern estate. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with surface wear, tarnish, to be expected from age. 1st-18th items: Two with hairlines to surface. 19th item: Overall good condition with surface wear, areas of loss, largest 1/2". Rust visible to reverse. Drill hole to abdomen. 20th-24th items: Fraying, staining, tears, largest 1 1/4", to ribbon. One with scotch tape repair to reverse. One ribbon in fragmentary condition.
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